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IMG_7133Surviving Your First Semester at Tri-County Community College

The Tri-County Community College marketing department would like to welcome all of our new students for the Fall Semester. Are you ready for your first foray into higher education? Here are four tips we found from the Community College Review you might find helpful.

1. Set your goals and have a vision for success.

The first step to being successful in a community college is to have a clear idea of what success means to you. What are your goals in your first semester, and over the time you will spend at Tri-County? During your first semester, define your goals, both short- and long-term.

2. Meet with academic advisors.

Some students make the mistake of not seeking guidance from academic advisers. They are here to work with you to make sure your course load is not too heavy and to ensure the classes you are taking count towards your degree. A complete list of academic advisors can be seen here.

3. Set an active and balanced schedule.

College is one of the first real challenges students face when it comes to balancing a schedule. Create a calendar that lists all major due dates and exams for the semester. This will allow you to manage your time wisely and never miss a deadline.

4. Learn Where to Find Stuff on Campus.

Take the opportunity to become familiar with your classrooms and building locations, credit requirements, financial aid, special learning opportunities, and everything else in between.

You can learn more about the topics above in an online article on the Community College Review at